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1.  Lung Cancer Screening: Promise and Pitfalls 
Seminars in oncology nursing  2008;24(1):9-15.
OBJECTIVES
To provide an overview of the status of lung cancer screening.
DATA SOURCES
Published articles, book chapters, websites, and research studies on lung cancer screening.
CONCLUSION
Screening with chest x-ray and sputum cytology has not been shown to be effective in reducing lung cancer mortality. Although screening with helical CT is currently under investigation in randomized clinical trials, observational studies have not shown evidence that it can detect lung cancer that is curable.
IMPLICATION FOR NURSING PRACTICE
As healthcare educators and caregivers, nurses should be informed of the status and current controversies associated with lung cancer screening.
doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2007.11.007
PMCID: PMC2266834  PMID: 18222147
lung cancer screening; helical CT; low-dose CT; spiral CT; cancer screening clinical trials

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